March 2010 Calendar of Events


 

Concerts, Comedy and Special Events

Sunday, March 7 at 3:00 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts
Pre-show St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Danú, one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today has standing-room-only concerts throughout Ireland. The group features high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire. $40, $35, $30Aquila

Friday, March 12 at 8:00 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts
ArtsBound Schoolday Series, Friday, March 12 at 10:00 a.m., Quick Center for the Arts
The Aquila Theatre Company performs William Shakespeare's As You Like It, one of his greatest comedies. It takes place in the Forest of Arden where love comes in all shapes, sizes and disguises. Set in a period of revolution in France when love conquered all, As You Like It tells the story of power-hungry men, girls playing guys and finding love in unexpected places. $30; ArtsBound: $7 for grades 5 and up

Saturday, March 13 at 8:00 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts
RedboneLeon Redbone, known for his trademark Vaudeville-style Panama hat with a black band and dark sunglasses, is a master at performing covers of turn-of-the-century music, Tin Pan Alley classics, Ragtime hits and melodious jazz. He made his network debut on Saturday Night Live in 1976 and since then has appeared in numerous commercials and, most recently, as Leon the Snowman in the comedy Elf. His fascinating and quirky persona intertwines with his mastery of the acoustic guitar to make his shows full of musical skill and comedy alike. $40, $35, $30

Saturday, March 20 at 8:00 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts
Sisters in Soul features Marcia Ball, Bettye LaVette and Maria Muldaur. These are three talented women who have been honored by the Grammys. Marcia Ball has been called, "A formidable musical force" by Billboard; Grammy-winning Bettye LaVette is making her mark as one of the greatest soul singers in American music history; Maria Muldaur's roots are in the folk revival of the early 60s where she performed in Greenwich Village with Bob Dylan, David Grisman and John Sebastian. $50, $45, $40

orchestra

Friday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts
New Haven Symphony Orchestra celebrates Revolution with Music Director and Principal Conductor William Boughton. The NHSO plays the music of two great composers set apart by 100 years, Schoenberg and Beethoven is a featured event in Fairfield University's 2009-10 area of focus, "Communities in Action: A Year of Activism." $40, $35

Dance America

Friday, March 19 at 8:00 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts
Moscow Festival Ballet performs Coppelia. Artistic Director Sergei Radchenko brings together the highest classical elements of the Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies and has fused them into a new company with leading Russian dancers, staging new productions of timeless classics. $45, $40, $35

Radio Dramas

Friday, March 5 at 8 p.m., Wien Experimental Theatre, Quick Center for the Arts
Saturday, March 6 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Wien Experimental Theatre, Quick Center for the Arts

Vintage Grab-Bag directed by Daniel Smith lets you take some chances with live radio programs in a variety of genres. Action-packed thrillers, an odd comedy and a gruesome murder are only a few programs presented in this sampler of the best (and worst) of the airwaves. $25

Young Audiences

Sunday, March 21 at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts
ArtsBound Schoolday Series - Monday, March 22 at 10:00 a.m. and noon, Quick Center for the Arts
The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia presents Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny for grades pre-K to 2. An innovative double-bill adaptation of the classic Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd bedtime stories. Sunday: $15 adults, $12 children. ArtsBound: $7. The ArtsBound series is sponsored in part by the Herman Goldman Foundation and Fairfield County Community Foundation.

The Met: Live in HD

Saturday, March 27 at 1 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Encore, Quick Center for the Arts
Ambroise Thomas' Hamlet stars Simon Keenlyside and Natalie Dessay in a new production. For the role of Ophelia, the French composer created an extended mad scene that is among the greatest in opera. Reserved seating. $22 adults, $20 seniors, $15 children/students

Lectures

Tuesday, March 2 at 8 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts

Bennett Lecture in Judaic Studies features Martin Indyk, Acting Vice President for Foreign Policy, Brookings Institute and former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs. The topic is "Will There Ever Be Peace in the Middle East?" The lecture is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, March 16 at 8 p.m., Dolan School of Business Dining Room

The Center for Catholic Studies presents the 4th Annual Jewish-Christian Engagement Lecture with Dr. Reuven Kimelman, professor of Classical Judaica, Brandeis University speaking on "The Seduction of Eve. Why did she do it?" The lecture is free and open to the public. Call (203) 254-4000, ext. 3415 for reservations and information.

Wednesday, March 24 at 8 p.m., Dolan School of Business Dining Room

The Center for Catholic Studies presents the 3rd Annual Commonweal Magazine Lecture featuring Dr. Cathleen Kaveny, John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law and Professor of Theology, Notre Dame University. Dr. Kaveny will speak on "Law, Morality and the Culture Wars." The lecture is free and open to the public. Call (203) 254-4000, ext. 3415 for reservations and information.

Saturday, March 27, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., John A. Barone Campus Center, Oak Room

The 8th Annual Catholic Studies/Voice of the Faithful Conference is co-sponsored by the Center for Catholic Studies and Voice of the Faithful in the Diocese of Bridgeport and features Dr. Elisabeth Schüssler-Fiorenza, Harvard Divinity School and author of In Memory of Her and Discipleship of Equals. Dr. Schüssler-Fiorenza will speak on "The Discipleship of Equals." The day is open to the public and there is a registration fee. Call (203) 254-4000, ext. 3415 for information.

Unless otherwise noted, tickets are available online at fairfield.edu/quick or call the Quick Center Box Office at (203) 254-4010. The toll free number is 1-877-ARTS-396. Special offers and discounts are available through the Quick Center's e-mail list. Join, by contacting boxoffice@quickcenter.com. And become a fan of the Quick Center for the Arts on Facebook! Keep up-to-date with the latest performance news, plus special offers and discounts! Find the Quick Center at www.facebook.com/FairfieldQuickCenter.

Directions: Fairfield University is located off I-95, exit 22 at 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824.

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Media Contact: Joan Grant, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2950, jgrant@fairfield.edu

Posted on December 3, 2009

Vol. 42, No. 139